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Social Psychology and Human Nature 4th Edition

Social Psychology and Human Nature (4th Edition)

Book Edition4th Edition
Author(s)Baumeister, Bushman
Section 12.1: What is Love?
Section 12.2: Different Types of Relationships
Section 12.3: Maintaining Relationships
Section 12.4: Sexuality
Chapter 12, Section 12.1, Quiz Yourself, Exercise 1
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Passionate love is an aspect of _.
  • a. Eastern culture
  • b. Western culture
  • c. both Eastern and Western cultures
  • d. neither Eastern nor Western cultures


Scientists have discovered evidence of romantic love—or at least intense love—occurring in numerous civilizations, leading them to the conclusion that it is a universal phenomenon. Passionate love is a universal feeling that is shared by people of all cultures. According to evolutionary psychologists, intense love is innate in human nature and is founded on biological processes that are common to all cultures and individuals.




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c. both Eastern and Western cultures

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